Not packed in a bus. Not herded with a group. Self guided walk is the SAFEST way to sightsee!

Author Profile: Jonny Blair

Dont Stop Living

I am a real life long term travel writer, backpacker and blogger. In the last 13 years I have travelled to over 110 countries, all 7 continents writing my story along the way. I am PR graduate, a former journalist and a self employed blogger.

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Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Mumbai, India

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India

Mumbai was a city made famous to me because of Michael Palin. My entire trip to India featured a load of Palin flashbacks and I simply loved my time in Mumbai based at the Traveller’s...   view more


Travelling in Senegal: Top 10 Sights in Dakar

Travelling in Senegal: Top 10 Sights in Dakar

Dakar, Senegal

I have never gone backpacking in Senegal, but I have been travelling there and I still was able to see the sights I wanted despite being on a lost luggage challenge and without my notorious backpacking brace of Osprey and...   view more


Backpacking in Kyrgyzstan: My Top 20 Sights in Bishkek

Backpacking in Kyrgyzstan: My Top 20 Sights in Bishkek

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

I cry writing this, but you knew that. It’s damn emotional. Bishkek is a magnetic city. As my travel repertoire gained new momentum by reaching Central Asia in December 2015, I was convinced nowhere here could really charm or impress...   view more


Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Bars in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Bars in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

This is long overdue and one of about 1,000 articles that I started and never finished. On my ongoing writing about my base in early 2016, Bishkek, it’s time to explore the pubs and bars of this city. Having been based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from December 2015 – April...   view more


Top 5 Bars in Starogard Gdański, Poland

Top 5 Bars in Starogard Gdański, Poland

Starogard Gdanski, Poland

It has been a while since I did a proper Thirsty Thursdays on a city so today it’s back and we head to the remote town of Starogard Gdański in northern Poland – Pomerania Region. I’m growing to love Poland more on more with each...   view more


Backpacking in Moldova: Top 12 Sights in Chisinau

Backpacking in Moldova: Top 12 Sights in Chisinau

Chisinau, Moldova

Moldova’s Chisinau (previously known as Kishinev) intrigued me, surprised me and overwhelmed me over a four day period in and out of the city, across the border into Tiraspol, Transnistria and a countryside jaunt to Orheiul Vechi and...   view more


Top 25 Sights in Kaliningrad City

Top 25 Sights in Kaliningrad City

Kaliningrad, Russia

This was a magical place – Kaliningrad. Another travel dream of mine and another chance to add another ex-Soviet Union country or region to my growing repertoire. Also, this marked the end of my journey around the...   view more


Backpacking in Poland: Top 19 Sights in Bydgoszcz

Backpacking in Poland: Top 19 Sights in Bydgoszcz

Bydgoszcz, Poland

I’m back, yes it is a return blog post for the first time in 4 weeks, my longest ever break from writing, I’ll probably cover more on this bad time someday, for now here I am in Bydgoszcz,...   view more


Backpacking in India: Top Four Places to Visit in New Delhi

Backpacking in India: Top Four Places to Visit in New Delhi

Delhi, India

India is an absolutely awe inspiring country, a test of your backpacking adrenalin and one of the most beautiful destinations to visit when traveling the...   view more


Exploring Peaceful, Pleasant, Holy Pelplin

Exploring Peaceful, Pleasant, Holy Pelplin

Pelplin, Poland

Pelplin is gorgeous and has been one of the recent stops towards the end of my backpacking journey, here in Poland, I visited just before my time in Starogard Gdański and just after my visit to Tczew. It’s a gorgeous wee town, but it’s...   view more


Cool Bars on the Rip in Beirut

Cool Bars on the Rip in Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon

I finally made it to Lebanon in 2018 and celebrated New Years Eve here and my entrance to 2019. It was my second time to see the new year arrive in the Middle East having been in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan in...   view more


My Top Bars in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

My Top Bars in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

Ulan Bator, Mongolia

A party city, Ulaan Baatar? Yes, for sure! And one that offers a huge range of bars – from the dingy sheds to the flambuoyant rock clubs, there was a lot to cram...   view more


Top Bars in Valletta, Malta

Top Bars in Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta

Malta’s capital is a charmer. Walk through the gates past the bus station and prepare for an uplifting experience here in Valletta – I checked into the famous British Hotel and set about backpacking the sights of...   view more